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Nigeria: Land Battles

For centuries, nomads from the Fulani ethnic group have driven their cattle across thousands of miles of African grazing lands, through countries including Mali, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria. But Nigeria is Africa's most populated country. And more and more land there is being used for food production.

In the far north of Nigeria, the situation has put farmers and nomads at odds with each other. David Hecht reports from the small village of Yardanko.

Guatemala's Malnutrition Crisis

Although most of Guatemala's children have enough food to eat, many are not receiving the right kind of food. Samuel Loewenberg reports on the country's growing crisis of chronic malnutrition.

In the clean, toy-filled interior of a clinic in Chiquimula, a 9-year-old girl appears to be frowning. Her name is Domitila, and her muscles are too weak to form a smile (see webvideo). Her body is fragile: arms and legs wasted, patches of hair missing, the veins in her legs forming a black web-like pattern that shows through her delicate skin.

A land the world forgot: A photojournalist sneaks into Myanmar to report on the Kachin freedom movement

The car came to an abrupt stop. "Get out," the driver said. My friend and partner in journalism Tim Patterson and I stumbled in the moonless night through an uneven, bulldozed field toward the sound of a river. When we reached the river, we crossed a creaky bamboo footbridge and scrambled up a loose-dirt hill to an older SUV with its lights off.

"Welcome to Free Kachin," our contact said, smiling broadly.Former KIO headquarters, high in the mountains near the Chinese border

India: The Bhagtghar dam

Sonali Kudva, Pulitzer Student Fellow

We set out at 9.30 a.m. in a Scorpio. The Scorpio was driven by Dhananjay Sardeshpande, former editor of the newspaper where I worked and mentor to me, and my old friend Prachi Patwardhan. Prachi's a social worker by profession, but is currently a professor teaching social work to students. She was there to provide another perspective on the project.

India: The reporting begins

Sonali Kudva, Pulitzer Student Fellow

After speaking with and trying to arrange a meeting with Mr. Gogre, Chief Engineer in charge of the Nira-Deoghar for the last two days, I finally met him today. The venue wasn't ideal but Mr Gogre asked to meet close to his house. So Chaturshringi temple it was.

We met at the juice bar at the base of the hill and sat down. I took out my notepad to write my notes down as he wrote and I filmed. However, he took custody of my notebook and pen himself and illustrated his points for me on them.